HOLMES HAT-TRICK LIFTS MAG­PIES

The Non-League Football Paper - - SOUTHERN PREMIER SOUTH - By Gra­ham Dunn

STRIKER Toby Holmes gave a mas­ter­class in fin­ish­ing as Wimborne con­tin­ued their fine home form in front of an­other bumper crowd.

But be­fore Holmes struck the first of his hat-trick, it was the two keep­ers who caught the eye.

First it was home stop­per Ger­ard Ben­field who de­nied Ian Tray­lor when played through on 18 min­utes with a sprawl­ing save, be­fore Lewis Webb in­stinc­tively kept out Sam David­son's bul­let header from a cor­ner, and then clawed away Luke Holmes' fierce drive head­ing for the top cor­ner.

Then Holmes took cen­trestage. On 24 min­utes Luke Holmes played him through on the left to open the scor­ing, and just be­fore the in­ter­val his sec­ond came from Luke Bur­bidge's pass down the right.

Wimborne started the sec­ond half where they had left off in the first, and on 52 min­utes Holmes com­pleted his hat-trick, chas­ing down James Stokoe's lofted pass and out-pac­ing the vis­i­tors' de­fence to steer the ball past Webb.

Luke Holmes tested Webb from dis­tance, and Franklyn Clarke fired over be­fore the home side wrapped up the scor­ing, and three valu­able points, on 73 min­utes. Bur­bidge's cross from the right wing fell to Luke Holmes at the back post to vol­ley home.

STAR MAN: Toby Holmes (Wimborne) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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